Hi. We have had a vibrator tumbler for 9 years now. Lately, every
single batch of jewellery that we have put in, has come out yellowed
and coated in grease. So I have replaced the bowl, bought all brand
new shot, new hosing and new flow through buckets. Our old tumbler
barrel was badly discoloured when we took it off, and our shot has
been sent backt to Rio Grande to get it cleaned.
The bottom line is we are still getting “yellowed” jewllery out of
the tumbler. This has been going on for a month now and we are so
far behind and shipping out our work that I feel like tearing my hair
Someone on an email mentioned using “Dawn” dish soap instead of
burnishing compound. The problem is that in Canada, we can only
get"Dawn Ultra" and I thought that I saw an email saying not to use
"new Dawn" or “Dawn Ultra”. If there is anybody that can give me
some suggestions…I have cleaned and cleaned my new shot and bowl
and buckets, put buckets and buckets of water through…try to
change the water and burnishing compound every 6 hours and I don’t
know what else to do.
We have looked at what we are putting through the tumbler and it is
mostly sterling silver jewellery, sterling silver with hand made
glass beads and sterling and 14kt gold combination jewellery.
ANY advice would be appreciated. I’m feeling SO desparate. Thanks.